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this is bbc news. the headlines at 3:00pm: a breast surgeon — ian paterson — has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients by performing unnecessary operations. police say they've foiled an active terror plot after a woman was shot during a raid on a house in north—west london. the armed entry was necessary due the nature of the intelligence we were dealing with and involved armed officers firing cs gas into the address. it's understood that a terror suspect arrested in whitehall yesterday is mohammed khalid omar ali, who's 27 and originally from north london. britain's economic growth slowed sharply at the start of the year. official figures show gdp grew byjust 0.3%. in the next hour: the cancer drugs fund condemned as a huge waste of money. a study finds that it wasted more than a billion pounds of public money.
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less than a fifth of its drugs helped patients. cycling's three—day tour de yorkshire is underway, the peloton heading from bridlington to scarborough. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. a breast surgeon has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients by performing "completely unnecessary" operations. ian paterson, who's 59, was found guilty of 20 charges in total, relating to nine women and one man. police say his victims felt that the surgeon enjoyed "playing god". and one former patient outside court said she felt mutilated. dominic hughes reports. surgeon ian paterson. well—liked and trusted by patients facing the frightening
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prospect of breast cancer — but for some of them it was an entirely false diagnosis. one such patient is frances perks, who underwent a series of operations and a mastectomy, all of them unnecessary. how can somebody do that? and say things that he did, knowing that you didn't need these operations. how can anybody in their right mind, how can they do that to people? ijust find it unbelievable and how he's made us all suffer and people who have lost their lives. how could...? that's pure evil to me. pure evil. during the trial, the jury heard a succession of patients describe a pattern of behaviour. how ian paterson told them that they were at risk of cancer, had precancerous cells and needed to have lumps or entire breasts removed.
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expert witnesses told the court that the risk was nonexistent or greatly exaggerated and no reasonable surgeon would have acted in the way ian paterson did. this case revolves around ian paterson's work at two private hospitals in the west midlands, although he also worked for the nhs, where he treated hundreds more patients. the ten patients whose treatment formed the heart of this case were drawn from a sample group of more than 200 people whose medical notes were assessed by a group of experts. but we may never know exactly how many people were affected by the actions of ian paterson over a long career both here in the private sector and in the nhs. he treated thousands of people. police say that even at this stage his motives remain unclear. he just wanted to play god with their lives. he took pleasure in telling them that they need procedures and he could make them better. he received some perverse pleasure from those practices.
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since 2011, hundreds of patients have been recalled to hospital to be told they were operated on for no good reason. they are struggling to comprehend what has been done to them. i thought, oh, my god. this is all adding up and now making a bit of sense. that what i'd been told was the truth and what i was led to believe from 2002 to 2011 was actually a pack of lies. two highly critical enquiries into ian paterson's nhs and private sector work have been carried out. now the career of this once respected surgeon lies in ruins and his patients are left to deal with the knowledge that they have been assaulted by a man they trusted. sima kotecha joins us now from nottingham crown court. just around 1pm this afternoon, we
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we re just around 1pm this afternoon, we were called and court along with the jury were called and court along with the jury and the judge. were called and court along with the jury and thejudge. he were called and court along with the jury and the judge. he said were called and court along with the jury and thejudge. he said he wa nted jury and thejudge. he said he wanted a majority verdict. five minutes later, thejudge wanted a majority verdict. five minutes later, the judge was told about with the media that they had reached a decision. ian paterson, 59 yea rs reached a decision. ian paterson, 59 years old, was convicted and found guilty of 17 counts of wounding with intent. two other counts of dust wounding. we've just come out of court. we recalled in at 3:30pm. the judge says he will be sentenced in march. he has been given bail and some of the victims are surprised by that. they are disappointed that he has been given bail. west midlands police came onto the steps shortly after he was told that he had been found guilty and us what they had to
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say. he has shown that no reorse for any of the terrible things he's done. it's really hard to describe someone who has done such awful things. you struggle to find the words to say what type of person he is. how many other victims do you think are out there? i wouldn't be able to put a number on it. what i can say is that west midlands police have spoken to 240 of his patients, all who we have taken statements from, and we've taken a number of those cases to the criminal courts, which is what this trial has been. why did he do it, would you say? there has been a lot of speculation as to why he has done what he's done. that includes financial gain, some of the victims said he wanted to play god with their lives or got some perverse satisfaction out of giving them bad news and then telling then he's made them better. we really don't know.
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it's not come out during the trial. we will probably never know. i told everyone i was lucky to have the best consultant. i told everyone that i was lucky to be in spire, in bupa. so that i could get treated straightaway. all these years down the line, i found out that has been a betrayal. i've been left physically damaged. i feel as though i have been mutilated. all of these cars i broadwood as a badge of honour, because he has mutilated me and i've been through this for nothing. —— all of the scars. i'm angry that we have waited so scars. i'm angry that we have waited so long. this has both physically and mentally damaged patients. i know they'd is that phone every
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night to say they cannot sleep. they prayed thatjustice has been done. they cannot go outside the house. they cannot go outside the house. they had years of mental anguish. thank god justice has been done. i've had to fight for information in my own case. lots of things we hadn't. thank god now these brave people that spoke up in court have got the right product. —— lee radford it. we've spoken to other victims that have toddlers they feel they can now move on. one said they will never forget what ian pattison deterrent. she says javid and she looks in the mirror her clothes off, the scars are always there. she will always be reminded of what he protrudes through unnecessarily. the judge reminded of what he protrudes through unnecessarily. thejudge has just told us that ian paterson will be sentenced in may. years been granted bail. the judge be sentenced in may. years been granted bail. thejudge told him to
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expect a custodial sentence. —— he has been granted. in the last few moments, we've had a statement from the royal college of surgeons about the royal college of surgeons about the case ian paterson. hardwood says that this was an individual who have used the trust put in about patients. he is techniques unrecognised to surgeons. in modern practice, patients are fully informed of the care options. in circumstances such as these, decisions should not be made by the single opinion of a doctor. what is clear in the case of ian paterson is that he was often working in isolation. thiem and shared decision—making is now standard practice in health. it concludes that it practice in health. it concludes thatitis practice in health. it concludes that it is vital that all devices —— health services reflect on the outcome. a27
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a 27 world was detained after a conserved man remember is believed to have contacted police. police say they've foiled an active terrorist plot after carrying out an armed raid in north—west london. a female suspect was shot during the operation and is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. six people have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts. police said the operation was unconnected to the arrest yesterday of a 27—year—old man armed with knives in westminster. richard galpin reports. early yesterday evening in north—west london. banging. and armed police begin their raid on a house here. gunshots sparking alarm in the neighbourhood. as i made my way to the living room i heard bang, bang, bang! so i ran to the front window and i saw police officers aiming and i ran to my partner in the kitchen and said there are armed officers and heard another bang, another bang.
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the sun newspaper obtained this amateur video showing officers pointing their weapons at the house. by the end of the operation, five people had been arrested here. and this appears to show officers attending to someone outside the house. the police have said they shot and seriously injured a woman. they believe they foiled an active terrorist plot. last night at approximately 7pm, our highly trained firearms officers carried out a specialist entry into an address in harlesden road. we had that under observation as part of a current counterterrorism investigation. the armed entry was necessary due to the nature of the intelligence we were dealing with and involved officers firing cs gas into the address. during the course of that operation, one of the subjects, a woman, was shot by police. she remains in hospital.
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i can say that her condition is serious but stable. it's thought to be the first time a woman has been shot by the police for a decade and it's now being investigated by the independent police complaints commission. meanwhile, the police have been searching three more houses in london, including here in willesden, where yesterday's raid took place. earlier yesterday, there had been another incident in central london. a 27—year—old man arrested by armed police near downing street and the foreign office in a separate counterterrorism operation which was apparently intelligence lead. nearby, they found a rucksack with knives inside. this is how we prevent terrorism. the suspect was apparently khalid
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mohammed omar ali. he was arrested after a tip—off from a family. what you saw today and yesterday is police preventing a terrorist attack, which is important because when a person gets to the point of blowing themselves up or shooting people it's too late, we willjust have victims. what we need to do is what we saw, police intervening before the attack happens. this has been a traumatic period for londoners. memories are still fresh of the five people killed in the attack near parliamentjust a few weeks ago and now it seems the police are uncovering many more alleged plots in the capital. our correspondent sara smith is in willesden in north—west london. what's the latest question mike this street remains cordoned off as it has done since yesterday. police have been searching here as they have been searching here as they have at other addresses in london.
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60 full of been arrested so far. five in this area and one in kent. out of them, two men, three women and 116—year—old ball. they remain in custody in a police station in london. police have been explaining how this house has been under surveillance for some time. it was the nature of the evidence, the intelligence they received that meant they decided to move on last night with armed officers. first of all they fired gas into the house. he can still see the broken windows where that raid took place. when the armed officers had gone into the house, this 21—year—old woman was shot. she remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. she hasn't yet been arrested you to condition. neighbours have been describing what happened. screaming, shouting and banging of the
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gunshots. i saw a woman on the floor. she said she was surrounded by medics screaming at them —— by medics and was beaming at them to touch a closer body. with this and the arrest in whitehall, the national quartet for counterterrorism the uk described yesterday as being a extraordinary day in london. he also took some time to reassure people that wealthy terror activity may be on the up, so it's police activity. —— so it's police activity to come to that. he wa nted police activity to come to that. he wanted to thank the public for their help. he said that the police could do what they needed was the public‘s help and that it would be communities that eventually defeated terrorism. let's go to theresa may what she is having talks with the prime minister of japan. speech in japanese.
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translation: i've been clear that it is not the time for the uk to step back from the world of other to step up back from the world of other to step up and continue to stand tall alongside ourfriends up and continue to stand tall alongside our friends and allies. well, the translation has the both ways, japanese and english. very much undermined is north korea. not too far away from japan. frequently feels threatened by events there. —— very much on their mind is north korea. let's listen in for a short
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time and see if theresa may at things. reiterate it, our determination to make sure that the uk remains the best place in europe to run and grow a business, whether operating at home or abroad. that's obviously told there, that north korea was obviously on the agenda. also trade be tween the uk and japan. one of the markets this country will be looking more to vice president chris. —— once brexit occui’s. president chris. —— once brexit occurs. the us secretary of state rex tillerson is chipping in meeting of the un security council concerning existing and further sanctions against north korea. that's over its nuclear and ballistic missile programme. even from un in —— secretary general. rex
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tillerson addressing fellow members of the security council. he said this morning that he wouldn't rule out direct dialogue with north korea. let'sjoin proceedings. out direct dialogue with north korea. let's join proceedings. those days must come to an end. failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences. we said this before and it bears repeating, the policy of strategic patience is over. additional patients will only mean acceptance ofa patients will only mean acceptance of a nuclear north korea. the more we bide our time, the sooner we will run out of it. in light of the growing threat, the time is gone for all of us to put new pressure on north korea to abandon this dangerous path. i urge this answered act before north korea does. he must
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work together to adopt a new approach. —— we must work together. the united states isn't parking on a new campaign driven by our own national security considerations. it is love by many concerned nations. -- it is is love by many concerned nations. —— it is welcomed by many concerned nations that question why north korea claims nuclear capabilities that it has no need for. we do not desire to threaten the north korean people or destabilise the region. over the years, we have withdrawn oui’ over the years, we have withdrawn our own nuclear over the years, we have withdrawn oui’ own nuclear weapons over the years, we have withdrawn our own nuclear weapons from south korea and offered aid to north korea as proof of her attempt to de—escalates the situation. since 1995, we have provided over $1.3 billion in aid to north korea. we look forward to resuming our contributions once the dprk begins to dismantle its nuclear weapons and
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missile technology programmes. the dprk, for its own sake, must dismantle its nuclear missile programmes if it was to achieve the security, economic development and international recognition it seeks. north korea must understand that this respect will never follow recklessness. north korea must take concrete steps to reduce the threat that it's illegal weapons programmes pose to the united states and its allies before we consider fox. —— we consider fox. first, we call on un member states to fully fermented commitments they have made regarding north korea. this includes all measures required in resolutions. these nations that have not fully enforced these resolutions fully discredit his body. —— fully
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discredit his body. —— fully discredit this body. second, we call on countries to downgrade diplomatic missions with north korea. positively uses these to strengthen its... in light of north korea's wish and actions —— recent actions, normal relations with the dprk are not acceptable. third, we must increase north korea's financial isolation. we must live a new sanctions on dprk entities and individuals supporting its programmes and tighten those that are already in place. united states also would much prefer countries and people in question to own up to their lapses and director babies themselves. we will not hesitate to sanction third country entities
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supporting the dprk's illegal activities. we must bring maximum economic pressure. i call on international community is to suspend the flow of water being guest workers. —— the flow of north korean guest workers. we must all do our share. china, accounting for 90% of north korean trade, alone has economic live —— economic leverage. the us and china have held very productive changes on this issue. we look forward to further actions that builds on what china has already done. lastly, as he said before, all options for responding to future provocation must remain on the table. diplomatic and financial levels of cover must be willingness.
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—— must be willing to counter if necessary. we prefer a negotiated solution to this problem but are committed to defending ourselves and our allies against north korea aggression. this campaign will be safely —— swiftly implemented and painful for safely —— swiftly implemented and painfulfor north korea. some people may be disinclined to and from the measures of pressure on north korea. the catastrophic effects of the north korean nuclear strike outweigh any else. business as usual is not any else. business as usual is not an option. there is also a moral dimension to this problem. countries
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must know by now that helping the north korean regime means enabling cruelty and suffering. north korea feeds billions of dollars into a nuclear programme that does not need fast is listed. four. the resume's —— the regime's pursuit of a nuclear programme does not help us to go. i ask you to preserve human dignity. in one first trips as america's secretary of state, i looked across the dmc ft haunted land of north korea. beyond the border is a nation of sorrow. frozen in time. while the world sees the evening —— gleaming buildings ofjohn young, starvation has swept the fan for many years. the united states believe in a
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future for north korea. first steps towards a more hopefulfuture future for north korea. first steps towards a more hopeful future will happen more quickly if other stakeholders in the region and the global securityjonas. —— join us. for years, north korea has dictated the terms of its dangerous action. we ask members of this castle and other partners to implement a new strategy to demilitarise north korea. —— members of this council. rex tillerson addressing the un security council talking about the reality of north korean aggression, saying that threats of nuclear attack on japan and saying that threats of nuclear attack onjapan and south korea are real. they are not looking for regime change and are not ruling out direct dialogue with north korea but they believe a catholic —— a
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catalogue of measures have the internet. there's been a sharp slowdown in the uk's economic growth, according to official figures for the beginning of the year. the economy grew byjust 0.3% in the first three months of 2017 — worse than predicted — and the slowdown was particularly marked in the service and retail sectors, previously engines of growth. with me is suren thiru, the head of economics and business finance at the british chamber of commerce. for most people visited a complex subject about which they don't understand a lot. what is gdp and why it important? it is a helicopter view of what is going on in the economy. it ticks all the various sectors and words, consumers and businesses, put it in one overall measure. there are some drawbacks any measure but it gives a sense of the economy is and how it is very.
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—— how deserving. give britain last year, it is quite a concern. looking at it historically, the cause of the first quarter of the year is unlikely the historical average. there is something very worrying going on or is this not too concerned. when you look beneath the headlines, consumerfocused industries, retail and hotels, these are struggling. this is a concern because of the last couple of years particularly economic growth has been driven by consumer spending. the main reason it is dropping is the rise in inflation, weakening wage growth, that will help we can force going forward. some other part of the economy... people are a sort
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of the economy... people are a sort of holding back, what are the implications for the economy over the next few months? enter —— interest rates staying low? in the background, there is brexit. also the general election. how could i forget! over the next few years, we expect growth to be more muted. in annual terms, it average around two - 2.596. annual terms, it average around two — 2.5%. when you compare with nationally, it doesn't thereat. overreliance on consumer spending and what we really need is more exports and people to invest. american growth figures are with the the same amount of growth?
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absolutely. what we see there is a squeeze in consumer spending. both countries see quite a squeeze. very grateful to you. thank you very much. i hope the weather is as positive as you are. i try my best. some positivity to be had in the bank holiday weekend forecast. out there at the moment, it is largely dry. warmer than it was over the last few days. some shoppers. that will break off overnight. the shoppers fade away. in the hebrides, some rain and a breeze. part of scotland. the outside chance of a fuss. temperatures will be on the rise mainly. saturday, dry and reasonably
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funny to begin with. mostly staying dry. some sunny spells. but cloud will increase through the day. temperatures on the up. a pleasant day in the sunshine. a bit cooler in scotland. into sunday, mostly dry. easier than saturday. quite a bit of sunshine around. by the end of the day into the evening, london, birmingham, belfast could see that. that pushes into back of them on. for most, a largely dry day. a greater chance of showers over england and wales. our top story. ian paterson has been accused of wanting to play god after wounding many breast surgery patients.
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police say the armed raid carried out in north—west london last night — in which a woman was shot by armed officers — prevented an active terrorist plot. rex tillerson tells the un security council meeting that all options over north korea remain on the table. diplomatic leveraged power will be stepped up with the threat of military action if necessary. economic growth suffered a worse—than—expected slowdown in the first three months of the year — official figures show. first, the sport. the countdown continues to the world heavyweight title fight
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between britain's anthonyjoshua and former champion wladimir klitschko at wembley stadium tomorrow night — the fighters have weighed in this afternoon withjoshua ten pounds heavier than his ukrainian opponent klitschko weighed in at 17 stone 2 pounds for his first fight since losing his belts to britain's tyson fury in 2015. this is klitschko's 69th professionalfight, joshua has had just 18. so he faces a battle, he scaled 17 stone, 12 pounds — the heaviest he has ever been for a fight and is the bookies favourite to win — but an interested spectator will be american deontay wilder. he holds the wbc belt and would be keen to take on the winner in a unification bout. most definitely. this has been marinated through a lot of people's heads. the promoters, the managers, networks and stuff. i think they are putting stuff together now. it will not be a delay. people are demanding this. especially if joshua not be a delay. people are demanding this. especially ifjoshua wins. nobody else will be able to fight
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deontay wilder. i want to bring another belt to the table. winner ta kes another belt to the table. winner takes all. consider the baddest man on the planet. the arsenal manager arsene wenger believes the only way to avoid players betting on matches would be to eliminate gambling altogether in society. wenger says he's not surprised many people become addicted since betting is ‘found everywhere' his comments come in the wake of burnley midfielderjoey barton's 18 month ban for breaking rules concerning gambling. it is like smoke or with alcohol, if you don't want people to drink, don't take alcohol for is that if you don't want people to bet that don't make betting official. everywhere, you incite people to bet. out of 100 people you get five who are addicted and bet. if you
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don't want that to happen, forbid betting. sebastian vettel looks determined to increase his lead in the formula one drivers' championship after topping the timesheets in practice ahead of this weekend's russian grand prix. the ferrari driver was a quarter of a second ahead of his team mate kimi raikkonen and more than half a second ahead of the mercedes of valtteri bottas and championship rival lewis hamilton. several teams showed their support for british teenager billy monger who had both legs amputated following a crash in a formula four race a fortnight ago. more than three quarters of a million pounds has been raised to help his recovery. maria sharapova is through to the semi—final of stuttgart‘s wta tournament as she continues her comeback from a drugs ban. sharapova saw off qualifier annette kontavite for her third—straight win on her return after 15 months out of the game. the 30—year—old five—time grand slam winner has yet to drop a set in stuttgart and powered past the estonian in straight sets. mark selby has staged an early comeback in his world snooker championship semi—final with ding junhui.
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the defending champion came into today trailing 5—3 but took the first four frames of the second session to build a 7—5 lead in what's a repeat of last year's final. it's been back and forth since then but selby has managed to keep a 2 frame advantage — he now leads 9—7. the other semifinal is back under way. john higgins led harry hawkins. these pictures are live from the crucible. the four—times champion higgins leads six frames to four. you can watch that over on bbc two or on the website. you can watch that over on bbc two or on the website. that's all sport for now. across the uk campaigning is in full swing — but before the general election
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voters in scotland will go to the polls to elect councillors in all 32 local authorities. for many, next thursday's council elections have become about much more than choosing who looks after schools and makes sure the bins are collected. steve godden is in glasgow for us. for decades, labour has controlled the council. there are many dire predictions on how they may do in this last government elections. the last westminster elections labour lost all of their seats to the assembly in glasgow. i have been out and about talking to candidates in one particular ward to get the sense of how the contest is shaping up. on glasgow's southern fringe sits the ward of newlands auldburn. traditionally voters here have helped labour keep control of the city council. but against a busy political
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backdrop, could that be about to change? on the face of it, this election is about choosing who is responsible for looking after parks, who is responsible for schools and collecting the bins, but it's become wrapped up in wider national questions like the general election and the prospect of a second independence referendum. in recent years, labour have suffered heavy losses at uk and scottish elections. once known as "red clydeside", glasgow city council now represents a last bastion of power for the party. the fixation that the conservatives and the snp both have with independence referendum issues is something which can confuse people about which elections they are actually fighting on. we are fighting this election, the council election. we're saying send a clear message to the snp and the conservatives that we've got the best plan for the city. canvassing nearby, their biggest rivals. for the snp candidate it's a far cry from when she joined the party and the labour vote had to be weighed rather than counted.
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we are on the verge of another great happening. this taking of glasgow, the citadel, gives us wonderful credibility and credibility is what we need. we have a lot of it already, but this is the big one. don't forget to vote. there's one for your daughter. but snp ambition could be thwarted by what previously might have seemed unthinkable. emboldened conservatives finding favour with glasgow voters. for the very first time, you know, across glasgow, lots of doors actively consider us. they want to hear from us. they want to hear what we have to say so there's lots of people who are turning to us, notjust in a constitutional question but actually because they want a strong local councillor, someone who will focus on the ward, on the area. the six election in three years for scottish voters will soon be
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settled. time then for some brief respite before number seven rolls around. stephen godden, bbc news, glasgow. iamjoined by i am joined by the leaders. i amjoined by the leaders. we i am joined by the leaders. we are determined to hold on to the control of glasgow city council. we have invested in housing and schools. we are trying to make a real difference to create opportunities for employment. we believe we have been good for glasgow. people in glasgow can see the transformation. on the clyde it has massively changed in recent yea rs clyde it has massively changed in recent years there has been a commitment to make sure glasgow's vision is in place. the people live glasgow we talked to, who are my constituents and those of my snp colleagues, they do not feel that is the whole story. they feel that labour do not listen to them, that they are distant disconnected
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communities. they take the people of glasgow for granted and have done for decades. people are fed up with that. they want a counsellor listened to them and response and cares about what the people of glasgow once. you have taken the people in glasgow for granted? we have transformed the housing stock and delivered a massive transformation in people's lives. in terms of taking people for granted, fixing houses is a good thing is that we have massively expected in a school estate much better than the promise made by the snp in the last local elections and have delivered on that. we need to make sure glasgow can continue to move forward. we want to work with the people of glasgow. they have trusted as over the years will stop it is only season he thinks the city has gone backwards in recent years. i
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think it has massively transformed. we have great ideas even for the future. the labour party said the snp government has not funded ones like this properly. it is providing the funding to build 50,000 affordable homes across scotland over the next five years, including a huge and here in glasgow. almost 8000 minimum affordable homes in glasgow. there is £21 million right now going directly into glasgow's, in orderto now going directly into glasgow's, in order to transform learning and close the black gap in glasgow. the scottish government, is protecting public services in scotland. the austerities started under the labour government in westminster as well but that is when it started to get cut back. the scottish government is
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working to protect public services and the communities in scotland as mad as possible in the face of its own budget being cut year on year and make sure we stand up to communities and that local authorities and public agencies right across the spectrum have the ability to work together properly to protect communities and public services. and here is a full list of all the candidates for the local election in the ward of newlands oldburn in the south of glasgow. let's get more news on two terror plots thwarted in two days. police we re plots thwarted in two days. police were searching a property in totte n ha m. were searching a property in tottenham. it is believed to be this man, 27, who grew up in london. scotla nd man, 27, who grew up in london. scotland yard believe a raid last night thwarted an active terror plot. six people have been arrested.
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the two incidents are unconnected. counterterror command this morning said they were making terror arrests ona said they were making terror arrests on a daily basis. let's talk now to dr evanjean lawrence — an expert in counter terrorism and security — who joins us from our news room in salford. thank you for being with us. we hear daily arrests being made, according to the police. we have covered these two particular events. people start to think it is a growing trend. is itfairto to think it is a growing trend. is it fair to say that? this is something that has been happening fairly consistently throughout the past couple of years. the difference is that we don't hear about it as often. when things go right we rarely hear about them. only when there are problems does the public generally become aware of something like this. what we are getting a sense with both the arrests today and yesterday is how much
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surveillance must be going on. absolutely does that there is something like 3000 people on the watch list. i think what we have to realise is that the police cannot watch them all, all the time. they have to prioritise those threats. they clearly do a good job of it. when they talk, we don't know. we can't speculate on this particular incident. they did talk about thwarting an active terror threat. what do you think might be made of that? with these investigations quit you have a very small window to move in and make the arrests before stopping an attack. being able to prosecute them and make sure that the prosecution service has enough evidence, and things like that, to be able to convey them. it is a
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really fine line. we are talking about an active attack. that is along the laws that are being broken and things like that. police felt it was the right time to move in and stop that. what was striking about what happened in willesden yesterday was the use of ammunition. live fire was the use of ammunition. live fire was heard. we know somebody has been shot. this shows the seriousness of this kind of interception. obviously, the discharge of a weapon by law enforcement officers here in the uk is something that is fairly infrequent. when we do hear about officers having to use a weapon, of course everyone perks up at that. i think itjust goes to show really how dangerous some of these people can be. and really that the police
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are doing a good job and working with really difficult circumstances. 0k. with really difficult circumstances. ok. thank you very much be your time this you. the headlines on bbc news. ian paterson has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients by performing unnecessary operations. police say they have foiled a terrorist plot as six people are arrested after a raid in north—west london where a woman was shot by police officers. it is understood a terror suspect arrested in westminster yesterday is a 27—year—old man who grew up in north london. the uk economy grew byjust 0.3% at the start of the year, the slowest growth rate since the first three months of 2016, according to the office
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for national statistics. latest us figures just out — show the american economy grew 0.7% in the first three months of this year — that is a sharp slowdown compared with the previous quarter. more on that in a moment. the rbs and natwest banking app failed for nearly an hour this morning. many customers have been complaining on social media that payments and money transfers have not been getting through. an rbs spokesman said some but not most of its millions of customers were affected, adding no customers would be left out of pocket. the bank has not yet issued an explanation for the problem. and — profits surged at three us tech giants in the first three months of the year. alphabet — which owns google — increased 28% compared with the same period the year before, to to £4.2 billion. there was a boost from advertising on mobile phones and the popular youtube video service. amazon profits climbed more than 40% giving them their eighth quarter in a row of profit. microsoft also had a strong quarter — profits up nearly 28%. the trade unions congress has warned
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women are being put at risk by safety gear that does not fit properly. bosses have a legal duty to provide the correct personal protective equipment, yet three in ten women said their technical protection is designed for man. it seems like such a simple thing that is easy to get right. what is going on? your personal protective equipment is supplied for a reason, it is needed. if it does not fit and is not suitable, it might has well not be there. that is putting people
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at risk. we are talking about a whole range of it from stab jackets right down to things like shoes. half the women we survey actually said it was hindering them in their job. it is a real problem. we are talking about trying to get women into trades like construction and so on. if they cannot get the kind of equipment they need to protect the health and safety, it will not happen. is there really any suggestion that women are put off going into those industries and sectors because work where work —— work where does not fit. with police officers and police support staff, you have found with things like stab bests, they were so uncomfortable they have not been able to continue. people who are working at heights, you just cannot get this equipment
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to fit women. they cannot work in these sectors of them. one issue might be cost. if they can bulk buy ina might be cost. if they can bulk buy in a standard one size fits all, those measurements, it makes it cheaper. i guess it might end up becoming a false economy. if someone does get injured, they might have a case against the bosses. of course. reality is many employers do see it as we are all the same and women off and just need smaller sizes. there are big differences between men and women often which needs reflecting. it is not aboutjust getting a smaller size for women. a lot of safety gear does not come in smaller sizes. employers have to shop around and band together to force manufacturers to produce the same
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type of clothing suitable for a woman in different sizes. thank you very much indeed. in other business news... mps have accused the car manufacturer vauxhall of showing "a reckless disregard for safety" in allowing customers to keep driving zafira cars after a fire risk was identified. the fires started behind the glove box in the heating and ventilation system, and were a problem in zafira b cars, which are still subject to a recall. the company said there were lessons to be learned. it could be good news for marks and spencer food fans as the retailer has announced its preparing to enter the crowded market of online food orders for home delivery. it is part of a wider push into the food sector which involves opening 200 new stores which will only serve food. in the markets... investors on all
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the major stock markets perhaps "cheers —— cautious after news from the us. shares in barclays are among the us. shares in barclays are among the biggest fall is on the ftse100, despite the bank reporting a doubling of quarterly profits. analysts seemed disappointed by the performance of its investment bank. you can read more about that online. we have cut him off in his prime because we want to take you to new york and a hefty debate about north korea pulled up with a hearing earlierfrom korea pulled up with a hearing earlier from rex tillerson. korea pulled up with a hearing earlierfrom rex tillerson. boris johnson is now addressing fellow members of that let's see how that debate on the approach to north korea is progressing. china and russia, both of whom are neighbours of north korea with influence on pyongchang and permanent members of
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this council. special responsibility they have for preserving international peace and security. the uk calls on russia, china and other member states to use whatever influence they possessed to restrain north korea and guide its leaders to a peaceful settlement. last year this council decided to toughen sanctions on north korea, including by restricting the regime's to foreign currency. the un panel of experts has shown not every member state is fully enforcing those resolutions. most members of the un have yet to obey the requirement of resolution 2270 to submit a national report on that in lamentation of sanctions. the uk believes that all member states should reaffirm their commitment to read forcing un sanctions against north korea. we
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also have no doubt the negotiations must, at some point, form part of the solution. first it is reasonable to expect north korea to make verifiable progress towards meeting its obligations to deeney and the korean peninsular. for as long as pyongchang continues to defy this council, the conditions will not be helpful for resuming the six party talks or negotiations in any other format. while the most pressing threat is north korea's ballistic missile and nuclear ambitions, we must never forget the horrifying abuse the regime metes out to its own people, as documented in the un commission into the inquiry in 2014. this council has discussed human rights in north korea on previous occasions and there should be no reticence about so doing. the uk fully supports the work of the un
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special report on human rights in north korea and the office of the high commission on human rights. they both perform a crucial task, investigating and recording these violations. britain stands alongside our allies in making clear that north korea must obey the un and halt its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. disarming ina ballistic missile programmes. disarming in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner. only then can this council be assured of the peace and security of the region? only then, can the people of north korea have the chance of a better future. thank you. ithank korea have the chance of a better future. thank you. i thank mr johnson for his statement. i now give the floor to the minister of
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foreign affairs for ethiopian. rex tillerson, the secretary of state, is pulling all of this together because america is very much leading the move to try to essentially isolate north korea and tighten the screw in the form of sanctions and saying that there are countries, he said, who have not fully implemented some of the diplomatic pressure he would like to see on north korea. resolutions that had previously been agreed. he was calling on all nations to play their part in an attempt to de—escalate the nuclear situation with north korea, which he expressed as being a very real threat to south korea and various other countries. indeed, yes. the un itself, the secretary general talk about what he described as a truly dangerous situation. on the other hand, the tiny ‘s have been speaking as well and they have been talk about the need to be cautious and saying that military action was the
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last thing anybody wanted and could lead to disastrous consequences. we are seeing a restatement of all the countries involved and their positions on this. the one agreement everybody has is that north korea is a repressive regime. it's own people suffering. as somebody was saying, i think it was rex tillerson, the us secretary of state, pointing out that they spend many millions of dollars on nuclear facilities that they spend many millions of dollars on nuclearfacilities but, at the same time, they do not put that money into their own country and many people are starving. now for a look at the weather. not a bad afternoon. dry weather in the story. as we go through the night, the showers will become few and far between. they'll be a pleasant start
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to the bank holiday weekend. these are the overnight lows. not particularly cold. a good, dried, and relatively sunny start for many of us. the breeze starting to pick up of us. the breeze starting to pick up in the west. in the sunshine that averages will respond quite nicely. the showers will remain fairly isolated. highs of 9—17. towards the end of saturday and into sunday morning the winds will continue to strengthen into the west. there is the potential of seeing rain moving in. to the east of that it should stay dry and relatively quiet. highs of 18 degrees not out of the question. that front should ease after immensely as we move into bank holiday monday. a good, dry day from many of us with the scattering of showers in the south and west. 16 degrees the hive. this is bbc news.
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the headlines at 4:00pm: a breast surgeon — ian paterson — has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients by performing unnecessary operations. police say they've foiled an active terror plot after a woman was shot during a raid on a house in north—west london. the armed entry was necessary due the nature of the intelligence we were dealing with and involved armed officers firing cs gas into the address. it's understood that the terror suspect arrested in westminster yesterday is mohammed khalid omar ali. police have revealed they're searching an address in london. rex tillerson says that the policy
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of strategic places with north korea is now over and that all options remain on the table. —— strategic patience with north korea.

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